What is the difference between testing, inspection, examination?
Inspection: is an evaluation exercise, involves measurements, comparison with standards / standard procedures to for an object or activity. Inspection may be visual or may involve instruments, but is typically periodic and repetative with the same procedure followed always
Examination: or exam is meant for testing formally a person’s knowledge or proficiency through set of questions. The most efficient person may tend to score nearly 100%. It can be either written (theoretical) or practical
Testing: Though this word has broader meaning across the domains – typically in engineering and software arena it is an activity (rather part of the lifecycle of development) to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the product or service under test.
Also, there can be at time there can be surprise inspections and exams, however testing is a planned activity.
It is an inspection in the manufacturing process, and refers to the inspection performed in the final stage of manufacturing process. In this test, whether the complete goods meet the requirements as a product or not is determined in order to prevent the loss in customer confidence, various problems, and damages in advance. On top of that, the manufacturing process includes Acceptance Inspection and Inspection between Processes, both of which are performed for such constituent items as purchased raw materials, processed parts, and assemblies, and they are not done for complete goods. In the Final Inspection, the whole of the product including the requests from customers is inspected.
Parts and products are inspected at the receiving point of the plant. This includes the material procured from Suppliers. Inspections are performed at the goods receiving point to ensure quality standards are met by the supplier.
Finished Goods Inspection/Outgoing Inspection
Manufactured products or semi-assembled products are inspected after the completion of the manufacturing. Before the products are shipped to the customer the items are inspected for quality standard.
Production Line Inspection by the Quality Team
Inspections are performed by the quality team in the production lines during the manufacturing of the products to ensure the manufacturing quality is up to the mark and to monitor the consitent production quality.
Operator Inspection in the line
Within the manufacturing process, the operators inspect the semi-assembled parts as they continue with the assembly. Defects identified will be either corrected or assembly discarded before proceeding. Tracking the inspection data here enables plants to estimate wasted material/work hours.
Audits can be performed on various manufacturing processes. These could be quality audits, standard compliance audits, procedural audits, etc. These are performed on an adhoc basis.
Calibration of the devices used in the manufacturing or quality inspection processes can be inspected and performed as per schedule and their quality can be assessed through these inspections.
Building control inspection process
You must give us notice when your building work reaches a certain stage so we can inspect it to make sure you have complied with building regulations. There are several stages of inspection.
When you start the building work, we will discuss the project and remind you about approval conditions and check that your site is as shown, especially drain layout and depths.
Check that the ground is strong enough to hold the building, and:
- how close and deep drains and manholes are
- for signs of filled ground or limited areas
- how deep the foundation is
- how close trees are
- if any trees have been removed
We don’t inspect concrete in the ground. All blockwork should be damp-proof level and we will inspect the work before backfilling.
Inspect the way you prepare the area underneath the floor before you add concrete or cover (known as the oversite). For example:
- hardcore – hard non- absorbing materials for filling such as broken bricks, stone or concrete
- damp-proof membrane (DPM) – material to prevent moisture being transmitted such as polyethylene sheeting laid under a concrete slab
- floor insulation laid tightly under beam and floors
Laying of drains
Submit a request before you backfill the drains.
Look at how you laid drains in the property including:
- material suitability
- drains’ fall and line
- material for bed and border
- access points
We will check the size, grade, centre, bearings, lateral restraint straps and herringbone strutting or noggins of joists.
We will check the size, grade and centre bracing, lateral restraint and wall plate straps of the roof timbers.